Stakeholder Dialogue: “Reducing the language barrier in Lebanese science education through technology: Opportunities and challenges”

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

On Friday, 26th November 2017, Dr Yasmine El Masri hosted a Stakeholder Dialogue entitled “Reducing the language barrier in Lebanese science education through technology: Opportunities and challenges” in Beirut. The daylong event gathered researchers from various Lebanese universities, NGOs, science teachers from public and private schools and representatives of the Centre for Educational Research and Development (CERD) in Lebanon.

Dr Tamer Amin (American University of Beirut) gave a thought-provoking presentation at the beginning of the event that highlighted the importance of training teachers to cope with the challenges associated with the foreign language of science instruction in Lebanon. Dr El Masri gave a presentation that discussed opportunities and challenges associated with the use of technology to reduce the language barrier in science instruction and assessment.

To view the full symposium programme click here.

The event was one in a series of events Dr El Masri held as part of the projectUsing Technology in Science Tasks: Reducing Language Barriers for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon funded by the ESRC under the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).

Dr Yasmine El Masri delivering a presentation 

Participants listening to Dr Tamer Amin 

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